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. >>brian: secretary of state john kerry making a surprise visit this weekend to baghdad. it's been a little more than a year since president obama ended war in iraq bringing the u.s. troops home. with little influence left in that war-torn country trying to rebuild the secretary is having trouble urging iraq's leaders to stop aiding iran and allowing the overflights of iran, what we believe to be weapons, ammunitions over to syria. the iranians are using iraqi airspace to make that happen. john kerry wants it to stop. how did he do? joining me now a man who fought in that war, c.e.o. of concerned veterans for america, pete hegseth. how much leverage does the skraeufrt have? >> not very much. you might say that this is our chickens coming home to roost. when you don't follow through and don't have influence and don't have a relationship then the prime minister of iraq is more likely to hedge towards iran and his neighbors to the east than he is to help us because we don't have that influence. the folks we have left in baghdad don't have a mandate to operate. john kerry shows up asking for a
demanding from secretary of state john kerry. he will break that news here with us momentarily. >> he kept saying, does daddy not love us anymore? does daddy not want to hear our voice anymore? and i have to tell them that he was in prison because he loved jesus. and that he loved them very much. bill: get ready nor a -- for a new confirmation battle. betweennal mccarthy, president obama's nominee to run the environmental protection agency, the epa under fire for a batch of e-mails just out. doug mckelway seeing some of them this morning. >> reporter: good morning. former admin straight tore of the epa lisa jackson maintained a separate e-mail account under the name richard windsor to conduct official business. when the epa refused to turn over e-mails a court ordered them to do so. assistant administrator for gene ma mccarthy up for the top job at epa these e-mails are garnering close scrutiny. senators inhofe pan adler to the epa, quote, we're the deeply troubled the practice of administrator jackson alias e-mail account of richard windsor the concern which iraware. we uncovered many ins
think the fact that his new secretary of state, john kerry, is very interested in doing exactly that at least leave that possibility open, and i think what will be much more interesting is not what happens while he is there on the ground but what happens after he leaves when senator kerry goes back and in the discussions he has with israelis and palestinians over the next several weeks. then we will know more over if there is a chance for a meaningful peace process. >> looking at the entire region, what is the significance of this? >> as i said before, his primary mission is to talk directly to the israeli public and reassure them that the united states stands behind israel at this particular moment of uncertainty, and heightened anxiety by the israeli public, and the primary focus in that regard is iran, the fear of iran gaining nuclear capability, and the spillover effect of the syrian conflict, and what that might mean for israeli security as well as long-term diplomatic efforts. to the extent that he has a message on the region, it is probably less about peace with palestini
to be here again. secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east. he is urging iraq to stop letting iran use its airspace to shuttle weapons and soldiers to the syrian government >> for those of us engaged in the effort to see president assad step down and a see a democratic process take hold with a transitional government government according to the geneva communique, for those of us engaged in that effort, anything that supports president assad is problematic. bill: so iran claims the flights contain humanitarian supplies. conor powell in the middle east bureau in jerusalem. first of all who is behind the car bomb, the car bomb hit on the rebel commander? >> reporter: so often is the case, bill, really tough to get accurate information coming out of syria. but it is not clear if it was the syrian regime that launched this assassination attempt or if it was sort of opposition rebel fact -- faction that may have launched attack on the colonel of the he is reportedly in stable condition in turkey after the attack. he was one of the original founders of the free syrian army. it has been so
's going to take actions. >> well john kerry is going to follow up, the secretary of state, coming back here for din wer prime minister netanyahu. as a former two-term chief white house correspondent, david, you must have been identifying with our own chuck todd and how he tried to sneak in several questions. i wanted to play a little bit more of that wonderful exchange at the news conference last night. >> thank you, mr. president. mr. prime minister. mr. president, i want to follow up a little bit on the peace process. and mr. prime minister, i want to help out my colleague over here and then a question, another question i had for you. is why do you -- >> chuck, how many you got? you see how the young lady from channel 1, she had one question, she was very well behaved, chuck. >> i got one for you. >> these are muted questions. >> i get four questions. >> this is not a kosher question, but don't hog it. >> chuck, mine you're just incorrigible. >> so, so david, of course with the four questions, the centerpiece of the passover seder, there was a seder joke, a kosher joke, it was a bors
in the u.n. or the international criminal court. >> we'll see whacomes out. and then john kerry is going to follow up on this. but i suspect that from the way that the wording is coming out there may be a softening of positions on both sides on this in terms of settlement. a restraining settlement activity. >> rose: and palestinian initiatives in the u.n.. >> right. >> rose: okay. the last one is empower secretary of state kerry. >> he hasn't done that yet. he really needs to do it because he's given this speech which has raised expectations sky-high about what the united states is going to do in the peace process. and if he doesn't back kerry up, because kerry is the one that is going to be doing it, kerry won't be able to succeed. >> my guess is knowing secretary kerry and knowing secretary clinton, that secretary kerry will give this because he passionately is interested in this more tension, individually on his own, than secretary clinton. >> he says it that the time, sorry, that the time for middlest envoy is over. >> he is a secretary that is widely prceived as being verylose to th
intelligence. i think, i would add everyone from nancy pelosi to john kerry to bill clinton and denny blair -- tony blair thought saddam hussein was reconstituting the wmd program and used chemical weapons before. there are things we could do better going forward. >> bret: i said operation enduring freedom. that was afghanistan. iraqi freedom, the iraq operation. a.b., you look at how it came to an end. and the violence on the ground now. and what do you think? >> well, that is what is so hard. you look a year-and-a-half, year-and-a-half after the official end of the war and hard to say we protected the gains we made there. not everything we did was wrong. there was a lot of good accomplished. the problem is iranian influence on the rise, al-qaeda getting strong there. a lot of violence that you mentioned. that leaves at it scary play. and, you know, it really to me is a turning point in history in way that the world perceives american strength. our own people marx yourty of americans think they think it was a mistake. the premise of the war will a be questioned, so will the results. >> bre
. >> they are right, it does not wash, john kerry announced $250 million of new money for egypt when he was there last. this money -- >> 750 million in more than a week, you know. >> always treated like this is discretionary money, we can always do this, what are you naive person or bump kin criticizing this money. >> i find it interesting you kept staring at me when you said bump kin. >> so, you know, high priority on how things look, this does not look good? >> i've discovered in this debate about the sequester, put this in perspective, about 50 billion of cuts out of a 4 trillion-dollar budget, they are small and inconsequential, the white house they shout armageddon, they think that everything that federal government does is purpose important. there is lit they wil little thl government does they say is indein-- indepennible. they have added so much you know green pork in all other programs only thing i would quibble a little bit with you about, i don't think we should stop this sequester. i think that every agency should take a cut. if we can find other things like 500 million to palestinians let
, weren't supposed to. morsi trying to kill democracy. john kerry, the secretary of state, the week that obama said that the armageddon. congress said 250 million dollars and meanwhile the military which is very disturbing, not just the f-16's, but the tanks. we're not holding them accountable. i think we've got to try-- we've kept the peace with egypt and israel and we've gotten ourselves on the hook. it's not just there, we have the problem in israel, we have the problem now with the saudis in iran and we have the problem-- >> in the region. >> what i'm amazed by, you know, one of the ways that republicans succeeded was they had two pillars, the anti-government spending and national security. and i think the establishment in washington the republican-- okay, but the truth is that they have really let the national security one go. >> sean: all right. what about, i'm a little stunned, liz, i shouldn't be, but the president seems to me has an opportunity to send a loud message to the rise of radical islamists around the world. he's going to snub the knesset, and not going to visit th
, that is the official stance of the palestinians, united states and united nations. we understand john kerry's push will take place over the next six months to bring the israelis and palestinians together. it is critical. >> the shear number of settlements, how might that affect the prospect after two-state solution? >> well, going back to -- >> sorry -- >> the relationship for a second here, i think when we look at obama's visit here, like a few years ago, people were talking about leading from behind when it came to obama, in the middle east. and i think what we have seen come to pass. is only one of those words coming true and it wasn't -- it isn't leading. there has been just tremendous frustration as on both sides as martin mentions. palestinians are as frustrated with obama's presidency as israelis have been. so i think that is really something that he has to tackle first. and on the beast today, on the daily beast, the brookings institute has a really interesting primer on what obama should look for here at this meeting and some of the objectives he should go for. one of them is that he shou
. is there anything that comes out of it stsubstantively. >> john kerry went back to meet with netanyahu. probably the best thing that can happen is we don't see any large summits convening public displace and there's hard work of diplomacy going on behind-the-scenes. i think john kerry is putting this at the top of his agenda for his at the entrepreneur as secretary of state. the president has given him the political push to do it and i think if we don't read or see big public displace then quiet diplomacy behind-the-scenes is what should be going on. >> mahmoud abbas basically saying, you know, so the idea is how can we restart negotiations. right now the netanyahu government says we should begin direct negotiations right now. let's talk. the p.a.'s position is there has to be a settlement freeze. the israeli government can floij secretly he'll stop settlement activities during the period of negotiations, referring to president netanyahu of israel he doesn't have to announce i want as a way much threading the needle. his political base will go crazy if he announces a settlement freeze. a settlem
.com and click on hot topics. >>> secretary of state john kerry makes a surprise trip to baghdad. kerry has been meeting with the leaders with other middle eastern nations. earlier he traveled to saudi arabia and egypt. last week he accompanied president obama to egypt. this is kerry's first trip to iraq after becoming secretary of state. >>> pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass in st. peters square. he road in a modified pope mobile. there was no class casing protecting him. 250,000 people gathered for the mass. the pope urged them to be humble and young at heart. he kept his spontaneous style and broke away several time from his prepared text he urged folks to lead simple yet productive lives. clergy and pilgrims palm and a live branches during that. >> today is the first sunday of spring. just a beautiful day out there. let's turn to rosemagoing to se a near repeat. even slightly warmer for some of our inland locations. tonight a little bit of a transition. first things first outside our door this morning it's a cool one once again giving you a live look there over the east bay
and secretary of state in john kerry. and i think they're going to have them cease and desist from the aggressive tactics they're they think and turn this situation into one where the government begins to listen to the people on the street and gives them an opportunity to say what they have to say and try to reduce this level of violence. i don't think it would make any sense right now, for the united states to cut off all aid. we would lose influence if we did that. better to use american influence in this very important country behind the scenes which the administration i think is doing. >> megyn: it's supposed to be a new day when morsi ascended and the muslim brotherhood said they'd never seek the presidency, turned out not to be true. it's supposed to be a new day. and dozens of islamists protesting outside of tv studios that are independent and critical of morsi and that's not the direction we were opening to go in, ambassador bolten. what do you think we're doing behind the scenes? president obama hasn't spoken on this publicly yet, nor has secretary kerry, i believe, so wha
of state john kerry has made an unannounced trip to afghanistan. he's meeting today with afghan president hamid karzai. the session came shortly after the u.s. military ceded control of its last detention facility in afghanistan. during secretary or kerry's 24-hour visit, he also plans to talk with civic leaders and others to discuss continued u.s. assistance to the country. egypt has parliamentary elections next month. the ruling party is president mohamed morsi's muslim brotherhood x it's being challenged by more secular groups. next, a group of middle east experts assess the policy in the country and gains by secular groups in parts of egypt. this is an hour and a half. >> personally oversaw the research for this project, and she also twisted my arm into doing this event on the hill so, thank you, dahlia. and also to michelle and summer who really are two of the preeminent egypt watchers and have been really kind to me personally. so i'm going to begin by rolling out the study that was released today as dahlia mentioned. and the top line of that study really is that egypt isn't lost to
of state john kerry will remain at least a little bit trying to maybe get this israeli/palestinian peace process off the ground. >> jump-start it. >> he has some political issues he has to deal with, major issues here. how much of a subject of importance will this be for the president? >> look, i think this has been very good for the president because there were lots of people in the american jewish community, particularly during this last election, who saw benjamin netanyahu cozying up to mitt romney, who were very skeptical about the president and israel. i think this trip as john king was saying earlier makes it very clear particularly when the president on the question of iran said all options are on the table, period, the president made it very clear as he said in his speech today, you are not alone. so i think domestically, politically, this trip is only good for the president. it makes him be seen as a leader. next to benjamin netanyahu these two men need each other in many ways right now and i think that is why you see this relationship blossoming. >> richard haas do you think an
. and this committee hearing is adjourned. thank you once again. >> secretary of state john kerry in afghanistan for talks with president hamid karzai. the session came shortly after the u.s. military ceded control of its last detention facility there. this is secretary kerry's sixth visit to the country since president obama became president but his first as secretary of state. secretarier the kerry also plans to meet with civic leaders and others to discuss continued u.s. assistance to the country. and coming up here on c-span2, a senate hearing on the threats of space debris and asteroids and what space agencies are doing about them. then a look at egypt's parliamentary elections next month. and that's followed by comcast ceo and president brian roberts on the future of cable and where technology is headed. the supreme court is hearing two cases this week dealing with same-sex marriage. today george washington university hosts a discussion of those cases with legal experts. you can see it live at 4 eastern over on c-span. and the oral arguments begin tomorrow with a challenge to california's
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